Lemon, ricotta and brocolli tips pasta

This crunchy, lemony pasta dish is a favourite quick supper at my house!
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Recipe from: 1 April 2016
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 400
    penne pasta
  • 200
    tender stem broccoli tips
  • 1/4
    olive oil
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Big pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 400
    ricotta cheese, crumbled
  • 10
    Italian parsley leaves
  • 50
    pine nuts, toasted
Servings: Change Serving


Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.

Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the broccoli and blanche for 1 minute, remove, drain and place in a shallow dish.

In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, chilli, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the broccoli, stir well to combine, add the ricotta and parsley, stir to combine.

Toss together the brocolli mixture and pasta, sprinkle with pine nuts.

To serve:
Divide pasta between 4 serving bowls. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.

Words and image: Fairlady

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